Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!) Well, that would be a really weird sequence of events, considering that the station on the cover of Raise the Dawn has the Arabic numerals for "one hundred seventy-three" on its hull, and that the ship appearing out of the Bajoran Wormhole is an Excelsior-class starship rather than a Sovereign... Context makes it pretty clear that Kira had no idea the Xhosa was about to be destroyed. She honestly thought she was asking Kassidy to take a risk by staying on Deep Space 9, not saving her from certain death. This was explicitly established in the novel, yeah. Rebecca is perfectly safe. No, quantum torpedoes were first established in the DS9 Season Three episode "Defiant," which aired in 1994. You're thinking of the transphasic torpedo, which was first introduced in VOY's series finale "Endgame," and were used to only limited effect against the Borg in Star Trek: Destiny.